Verified Florida Residents During the registration process, it is the responsibility of school staff to visually inspect the documents produced to show proof of residency. Copies of these documents should not be retained. Upon verification that an applicant meets the requirements of Florida Residency for Tuition purposes, the appropriate codes must be entered into the VACS system.Note that verification of Florida residency is not necessary for students that were enrolled in an adult education program during any part of the 2010-2011 school year. These students have been programmatically “grandfathered” in.
Unverified Florida Residents Applicants that claim to live in Florida, but can only produce one form of documentation, will be coded in the VACS system in accordance with the instructions contained on form FM 7425. These applicants will pay out of state tuition fees.
Non-Florida Residents There will be no residency ID codes entered into VACS for Non-Florida residents. These applicants will pay out-of-state tuition fees.
Non-U.S. Residents Applicants that are from a country other than the United States may present one form of documentation that show that they temporarily live in Florida. These students would be coded in VACS the same way as an unverified Florida resident and must pay out of state tuition. Applicants that cannot provide any form of documentation except a visa (and do not have an E# which has been entered by Attendance Services) will be enrolled in VACS using the appropriate “U” or “S” code.Since Florida residency requirements directly affect state and federal funding, any attempt by staff to counsel, direct, or inform students as to methods of avoiding the legally established non-resident fees other than the prescribed methods of documentation above, may constitute fraud. This violation may result in termination of employment and/or criminal prosecution.